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decide the race, that is ohio. the obama camp says they have the big edge in early voting in your state and also note that they have 137 campaign offices around the country, and the romney camp has only 39. >> well, chris, first of all, you mentioned the real clear politics average in ohio, 2.3%, in the president's favor and now it is 1.9%, actually because the polls are closing, the latest poll, by the ohio newspapers, showing the race a dead heat. and that is certainly what i feel. i also feel like momentum is on our side. i have been at 6 rallies over the last week and at about a dozen centers around the state and energy and enthusiasm is on our side this year and it is interesting to watch. but, we were down 5 to 10 points before the debates and after the debates, we are about dead even and it is moving our way. >> chris: senator warner, your state of virginia is right in the path of that huge storm. if you lose power, and, you could lose it for days, could it have an effect on early voting, and even have an effect on election day? >> well, chris, the governor already declared a sta
on the campaign trail. president obama targeting voters in battleground ohio. >> you have a choice to make. >> mitt romney giving what he calls his closing arguments to voters in the midwest. >> we're shouting four more days. >> a presidential race still too close to call. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, our coverage starts now. >> thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. the candidates are heading into the last weekend of campaign 2012, making their last pitch to voters. the president and mitt romney circling each other in the midwest and we're starting with tom fitzgerald on the trail. tom? >> reporter: good evening, brian. for several days, hurricane sandy dominated the conversation but there are the new numbers out tonight from the labor department. employers adding 175,000 jobs, but the jobless rate ticking up from sun.8 to 7 -- 7.8 to 7.9%, again, unemployment taking center stage in the campaign. we begin in springfield, ohio. president obama making three stops in the state and telling crowds the state has made progress from four years ago and that republicans would re
to mitt room knee's 48%. president obama will campaign in ohio today while republican challenger mitt romney will be in wisconsin. gorn nor romney was in virginia yesterday and president obama will return to northern virginia tomorrow for a campaign stop. later this morning both camps will be watching the latest jobs report. if it's the last one before the election. >>> >> changes to speed and red light camera spine fines. >> but first a man accused of a string of pipe bombings. we'll many or on that coming up when fox 5 morning news continues.  >>> there is some breaking news from northern virginia this morning. a suspect has been killed by sheriff's deputies. this happened around 4:00 this morning on tack et mill road near the staff ford county line. authorities tell us the incident began as an accident investigation. it's unclear though how it's kalated to a deadly shooting. we'll continue to follow that throughout the morning. >>> the nationwide man hunt for a virginia man accused of trying to kill his exgirlfriend and two police officers using pipe
it. president obama, meanwhile, was in springfield, ohio, and told the crowd that the policies mitt romney and republicans would put into place would put the country back where it was four years ago. >> it's a choice of going back to the top-down policies that got us into this mess or the middle up, bottom up strat jay gis that got us out of the mess and will keep us going. >> i know when i'm elected, the economy and american job market will still be stagnant. i won't waste time complaining about my predecessor. >> reporter: we're down to the wire here. the associated press put nine states now in the up-for-grabs category: ohio, florida, virginia, north carolina, new hampshire, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. brian, that is a wide margin where the candidates will battle the next few days. >>> tonight, video of mitt romney discussing his mormon faith and abortion has gone viral. he ran for president in '08 and sat down in iowa and discussed his faith and view on abortion. >> my faith has strong beliefs -- i was beaten up in boston because i encouraged girls not to have abortio
than the president and much of that money is being spent in ohio. both romney and president obama are hitting the buckeye state hard. >> i've got a plan that will actually create jobs, a plan that will actually create middle class security. >> this ohio rally the last stop on a 48 hour battleground blitz. a new fox news poll of the swing state of virginia shows the obama/biden team down two points. the democratic ticket won virginia in 2008, the first democratic ticket to do so since 1964. there he is, mark plotkin with us again tonight. the president behind a couple points in virginia. what do you make of that? >> well, virginia is basically a republican state and they've had a good series of victories. governor bob mcdonnell won in 2009. they won the lieutenant governorship, the attorney generalship, became even in the state and have overriding majorities in the statehouse and if is basically a republican state and the -- it is basically a republican state and the president is counting on the changing demographics in virginia and as you said, it was 40 years before they actually
hurts a candidate. he is going to ohio. so is president obama. in terms of the eastern coast, north carolina really is going to go romney. i don't think it will be affected but the only real state is virginia. that one will be affected by the lack of presidential visits during this three-day or four- day period. >> with both candidates having to throw out the fourth quarter game book and faulkous the storm, such a tight race, can they afford to do that? >> they have to make adaptations. the president will try to look presidential, act presidential, show that he cares. the romney campaign has said they will send their volunteers out to help with relief efforts. they've suspended fundraising e- mails so everybody wants to get in the spirit of helping every american during this mini crisis. >> you hate to politicize something like this but does any candidate have the up are hand in this type after situation? >> i really don't think so. the only thing i read that kind of means something, if this had been closer to election day, al gore supposedly would have won florida if the weather wa
in the white house who cannot just talk about it but who can do it. >> reporter: president obama also is in ohio today telling a crowd in springfield that when it comes to the economy, he wants to finish what he started. >> the reason i'm here today is because we know we've got more work to do. as long as there's a single american who wants a job but can't find one, our work is not done. >> reporter: it's as by final push for the campaigns as both are dispatching their vice presidential candidates, spouses and even a former president to stump through swing state from now until election day on tuesday. >>> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us tonight. we just heard her allude to this, the candidates making closing arguments still focusing on those key battleground states. let's start with pennsylvania, mitt romney making another push in that state. does that mean this is not a lock for the president? >> that was not even supposed to be a battleground state. barack obama won it four years ago by 10 points. romney hasn't been there in over a month. he's coming there sunday. som
it, but who can do it. >> reporter: president obama also is in ohio today telling a crowd in springfield that when it comes to the economy, he wants to finish what he started. >> the reason i'm here today is because we know that we have more work to do. as long as there is a single american who wants a job and can't find one, our work is not done. >> reporter: a busy final push for the campaigns as both are dispatching their vice presidentual candidates, spouses, and even a former president to stump through swing states from now until election day on tuesday. why in washington. >> democrats in fairfax county are taking election officials to court. the county's democratic committee is suing state and local officials over what they say is an illegal attempt by republicans to change the rules for observers at polling places. john henrehan has a closer look. >> reporter: with a population of more than a million, fairfax county is the biggest single jurisdiction in the swing state of virginia. thousands of voters are already exercising their option to use in-person absentee bal
on that. the polls that matter is ohio, florida and virginia and, you know, even wisconsin and iowa as well. those are the ones that if obama can hold the midwest and that's what he is trying to hold. if he can hold that there's no way romney can win. >> it looks like romney will take ohio, florida and virginia. >> that's a dream. >> if he does that and he takes colorado too and iowa, all of those things are likely, i think that romney is going to win the election. romney only needs 269 to win. in one of those and it could happen, if you get a 269 it goes to the house and they line up state by state and they win because of all the states. one small point romney only needs 269 to get over the finish line. i think that he is going to get there. >> i think that's your wish there. >> thank you guys are coming in. >>> coming up the devastation hits one of the colleagues hard. the affects that it is having on a hometown. would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan
. thank you. >> four days until the election and president obama is back on the campaign trail after a pause for superstorm sandy. now, after campaigning in wisconsin nevada and colorado yesterday the president had three stops in the battleground state of ohio today. tomorrow the president will appear in manassas with bill clinton and dave matthews. yesterday new york mayor endorsed president obama. >>> his republican rival is making stops in other parts of ohio today. governor mitt romney was in the battleground state of virginia yesterday. this morning rom fee holds a rally in wisconsin, then heads to a couple of campaign events in ohio. >>> one issue in this year's race for president is jobs and later on this morning we'll find out how the economy is doing with the big monthly unemployment report. comes out at 8:30 and economistsesque president-elect it to show a slight rise in the nation's jobless rate. >>> more about the attack in libya. a new time line has surfaced. >>> stocks rise on strong economic data. the dow gained 136, the nasdaq picked up 24 points and japan added more
to be able to determine which way ohio went after all this conversation about ohio. >> and lastly, 20 seconds here, a bit of levity from the obama campaign, talk being shaving mustache. >> david axelrod said, mark his word, if michigan, minnesota or, we talked about pennsylvania go to mr. romney, he would shave his mustache off. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. >>> thousands of d.c. residents received text messages from people that urge them to vote for mitt romney. the texts are not breaking any laws because they are sent in e- mails and then converted to text messages. but, still, people want to know how the company got their phone numbers. >> it's pretty simple. they can just, you know -- it's cheap enough to send these e- mails. can you do it for a fraction of the penny per message that they can just pick a range of numbers and just blast them out and, it's even -- if even half of them gets to some of these eyeballs by the end of the day, that's worth it to them. >> mike debonis tried to reach out to the advertising company but he did not receive a return phone call. >>> you decid
endorsed president obama. >>> mitt romney starts the day with a rally in wisconsin and heads to ohio for two more campaign events. he'll join his wife and running mate paul ryan for a rally tonight in westchester, ohio. tony? >>> allison, another election curve ball comes out today, in about 30 minutes the labor department will release the october unemployment report. economists say the nation likely added about 120,000 jobs reflecting a steady, but cautious approach. that would raise the rate slightly from 7.8 #% in september to 7.9% last month. >>> new this morning, a prince george's county delegate will not keep her seat in the maryland state house. that is the finding of an attorney for the general assembly. the "washington post" says tiffany alston will not be reinstated following her conviction on charges she took state money to pay a private employee. county democrats will pick her replacement today. >>> kwame brown could serve just six days in prison when he is sentenced november 13th. that is the recommendation the prosecutors released yesterday. prosecutors admit the crime
tom fitzgerald with more. >> candidate obama stayed on the sidelines today as president obama remained at the white house to stay in touch with fema and federal authorities in charge of the response to hurricane sandy. in ohio today mitt romney's campaign meanwhile collected donations of various goods and food items. romney said generosity is an american trait and has canceled all campaign events today because of the storm. president obama went to the headquarters of the american red cross here in washington. the president said he is confident the recovery effort is heading in the right direction and he urged people to make monetary donations to the red cross disaster relief fund. >> we certainly feel profoundly for all the families whose lives have been up ended and will be going through tough times the next several days and perhaps several weeks and months. the most important message i have for them is that america's with you. >> we won't be able to solve all our problems with our of the this morning. there are a lot of people that will still be looking for goods even though we've ga
campaigned in ohio and collected relief supplies for hurricane victims. he also picked up the endorsement of former chrysler ceo, lee iaccoca. president obama says the storm is not over as he toured the northwest. he warns there is still a risk from flooding and downed power lines. today, mr. obama will get a look at the damage along with new jersey governor chris christie. we want to share this political note with you. our maryland senate debate originally scheduled for 9:00 this morning has been canceled because of the storm aftermath. we apologize that we were not able to reschedule it before election day. >>> neighborhoods throughout our area cleaning up from superstorm sandy. up next, the latest on the damages. >> plus rain and wind not the only issues in some parts of the area. this kind -- this could be a good thing for some areas and businesses. plus tucker has weather and julie has traffic. stay with us. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of gran
is keeping busy, after the concert, he's setting his eyes on the campaign trail with barack obama. he'll join the president in madison, wisconsin monday, where he'll perform. then, the pair will travel to columbus, ohio, where they'll meet up with jz for an event. >>> employers added 171,000 jobs last month. however, that's not enough to keep pace with the growing economy and the unemployment rate actually went up to 7.9%. >> the unemployment report comes as the presidential candidates are in their final push before election day. wisdom martin is back in studio with more on today's events. >> always a lot of things going on as we get down to the last couple days before we decide who will be president of the united states. allison and tony, first, the president is coming to our area and will be appearing in manassas. dave matthews, the singer, will be there. today, mitt romney starts in wisconsin and both the president and romney both make appearances in the state of ohio. romney has two stops and the president has three. now, he's trying to make up for the lull in campaigning because of the s
in florida today. >> yesterday, he campaigned in ohio and collected relief supplies no hurricane victims. he picked up the endorsement of former chrysler ceo lee iaccoca. >>> president obama said the storm is not over as he toured the northwest yesterday. he is going to get a look at the damage with nog governor chris christie. >>> our maryland senate debate that was originally scheduled for 9:00 this morning has been canceled. >>> -- with new jersey governor chris christie. >>> letitia baldridge died. she was the first female executive at tiffany's and worked at embassies in roman paris. she later made her mark as annette cet expert and served as an advisor five other first ladies. -- and etiquette expert and served as an advisor to five other first ladies. >> we are checking weather and traffic. we'll be back. >>> a group of kayakers took full advantage of the extreme high tide in maryland. our sky fox helicopter spotted them on accept canada creek near darnestown. the creek is usually calm but yesterday, it was swollen and the waters were rough. -- on seneca creek near darnestown. >>> so
. . >>> the presidential candidates postponing campaigning because of the storm. barack obama planning to skip events tomorrow and tuesday to monitor the situation from the white house. he and mitt romney are both canceling appearances in virginia. romney is instead campaigning today in ohio. >>> with a little more than a week to go before the presidential election, it is down to the wire in the crucial swing states and the polls are tightening up. with that in mind, fox news sunday is hosting a swing state showdown this morning. senators from wisconsin, colorado, ohio, and virginia will discuss the all-important ground game in their states, as well as the economy and developments in libya. virginia senator mark warner will be on the show supporting president obama. he'll also talk about the contest between tim kaine and george allen. that's coming up at 9:00, right after fox 5 morning news. . >>> it's your look at the new and noteworthy in the week ahead. it is the capital rundown for the week of october 29th, 2012. on monday at 9:30 a.m., the united states supreme court hears arguments in the case
. yesterday he campaigned in ohio and collected relief supplies for hurricane victims. he picked up the endorsement of former chrysler ceo, lee i coco. >>> president obama warns there's still a risk from flooding and downed power lines. today he'll get a look at the damage along with new jersey governor chris christie. >>> it is still not clear how the storm will impact the election. and as our political strategist says, the president isn't on the campaign trail. >> i don't think i could handicap this one way or the other who it helps. but it does take the campaign off the front pages for sure. >> the president gets a break, to be honest with you, because now he gets to fly to new jersey, do the photo op and pretend he's really, you know, concerned about all this stuff. and everybody will get glowing press, which he'll get, so then what happens -- >> you're saying the president isn't concerned about americans? >> i'm not saying he's not concerned about it. if you look at what's happened prior to the storm, he was campaigning very hard, as was -- but it wasn't -- my point was, it was
with the storm and all. president obama canceled campaign events today to monday were to the superstorm from the white house. republican challenger mitt romney also canceled campaign plans in ohio today. both are focusing on response and relief efforts. >>> straight ahead at 6:00. >> we continue to follow sandy's aftermath. we'll take you live to ocean city for a look at the damage there when we return.  ananncr: their ads, hopelessly untrue. a west virginia casino launching the biggest ad barrage ever. don't be misled. the washington post says question seven is just... common sense. it'll create 4,000 permanent jobs. and stop maryland from losing millions to other states... every year. that's why business, labor, and teachers all support... question seven. and so does the washington post. vote for question seven. it's just common sense. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- l
campaigns suspended activities the past few days. president obama will be on the ground in new jersey tomorrow. mitt romney we saw there taking food donations in ohio. any fallout from this? >> what it does is affect their travel schedule. they're going about seven battleground states. now they have to make real clear decisions which they're going to emphasize and which they're going to discard. so they don't have the luxury of scotching around going around the country with so many different states. they'll have to be much more precise about which time and which place they're going to concentrate on. >> let's talk about some of those key battleground states. of course, we know ohio has been almost no. 1 on the list. what is going on there that could impact the outcome of this election? >> you have a possible scenario, everybody says and i've said it repeatedly and i'll say it again, no republican has been elected without ohio and since 1960 when john kennedy lost no democrat has won without ohio. having said that there is a possible scenario by which romney can actually lose ohio, be
. president barack obama is scrapping plans now to campaign in three states and he just canceled a rally this morning in florida. he is now returning from florida to monitor hurricane sandy. mitt romney is still campaigning in ohio, iowa, and wisconsin today. he canceled three stops in virginia yesterday, and an event scheduled in new hampshire for tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing trouble with early voting. after long lines in saturday, today, early voting is canceled in maryland, the governor declared a state of emergency. the dc board of elections will decide later today if early voting will be canceled tomorrow. >>> all right chuck sharon with us once again to bring us the latest on this storm which intensified overnight. >> in fact, pressure down about an hour ago, i know to most people that doesn't mean a lot, to the weather people, that tells us it's only getting stronger. i want to emphasize again, i know the weather people are prone to hyping thins. this is the real deal. we're not hyping it. this is a serious weather event. in fact, i've lived here honestly most of
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